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    SD wrote:

    "We have plenty of oil and coal. Enough to last for many decades without a single drop from our trading partners. People make a big deal about oil, but even the 'peak oil' crowd have been shown to be wrong. "


    The top oil experts such as Ken Deffeyes, Richard Heinberg and old time oil men such as T. Boone Pickens all agree that we have reached Peak Oil and have been declining ever since. Through they can't seem to agree when this happened, they all agree it has.

    As for your comment that the "Peak Oil Group" has been shown wrong, I would like to know where you got this from? I follow Peak Oil very closely and everything I have read has indicated that it has happened.
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    For United93--There once was an airline named Braniff

    Quote Originally Posted by United93 View Post
    Whoa! You really put your foot in it there, my friend . The sad shape we are in now was not caused by the free market, but by government intervention in the free market. It is this sensless and arbitrary regulation of the free market that causes economic problems, not the free market itself. And now, of course, the same people who got us in this mess pretend to be able to get us out!

    BTW, Hopyard, for some facts and logic addressing population concerns, I suggest you visit the following site: Home
    I don't know if you are old enough to remember what a pleasure it used to be to get on an airplane--when the airline industry was still regulated.

    Anyway, there was an airline named Braniff Airlines which lobbied heavily to get the government to deregulate the airline industry. They were in a bit of financial difficulty, and they insisted that if only they were deregulated they would be profitable. "Get the government off our backs" was basically the mantra. Their CEO went on all the Sunday talk shows to argue that if ONLY they would be profitable.

    The airline industry was deregulated. Down went Braniff in quick order, followed by Eastern, by Pan Am, United (through reorganization), and other the same.

    Everyone, employee, stockholder, and passenger was better off prior to this particular deregulation cycle. And this is just one example of the failure of unregulated markets and industry. There are many others.

    Free enterprise can work great, if there is a cop in the board room.
    Take the cop out of the picture and you get the mortgage/banking mess we have, brought to you by none other than my former Rep and later Senator, --"deregulatin Phil Gramm."

    As for population issues, you and SD assume I am necessarily talking about birth control; and you react as I would expect from folks with your particular view. But population control is much more than what you are thinking. It includes border control as well, and in this aspect we have failed miserably--I think you would agree.

    BTW, you don't seriously think I am dumb enough to accept that the site you suggested I look at is in any way unbiased and accurate in its presentation. It only took a few seconds to see who it is behind it and the perspective it wishes to push.

    Oh, and the site you suggest as a reliable source on population is rather transparently promoting a far from unbiased viewpoint. One only need look quickly at their own description of who they are to figure that part out.

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    The mortgage/banking mess we have was caused by, among other things, the Federal Reserve System (yes, you read that right) and the Community Reinvestment Act. These are both forms of government regulation of the economy.

    As for border control, we are certainly in agreement. That is a terrible situation that is fast becoming worse. I hope, anyhow, that the website I provided a link to will serve to dispell some of the myths that surround the issue of so-called 'overpopulation'.

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    Exclamation Peak Oil? What a JOKE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig4life View Post
    SD wrote:

    "We have plenty of oil and coal. Enough to last for many decades without a single drop from our trading partners. People make a big deal about oil, but even the 'peak oil' crowd have been shown to be wrong. "


    The top oil experts such as Ken Deffeyes, Richard Heinberg and old time oil men such as T. Boone Pickens all agree that we have reached Peak Oil and have been declining ever since. Through they can't seem to agree when this happened, they all agree it has.

    As for your comment that the "Peak Oil Group" has been shown wrong, I would like to know where you got this from? I follow Peak Oil very closely and everything I have read has indicated that it has happened.
    T. Boone Pickens is pushing an alternative energy agenda that will make him BILLIONS of $$$ (more).

    How do you explain the oil field discovered just a few years ago that covers most of the Gulf of Mexico? That field alone increased our reserves by over 75%!

    Of course the democrats won't let the drillers drill for their own nefarious reasons, but the oil is there. They said it would take ten years for the oil to reach the pumps, but they said that ten years ago and still they refuse to drill.

    There is even a shallow blister close to the panhandle of florida which could have oil on the way to the refineries (which haven't been built new since 1975) within 18 months.

    How do you explain the fact that even depleted oil fields from long ago are refilling? In the 1950's the former Soviet Union was considered a non oil producing country.

    Then Stalin saw a report on ultra deep oil drilling. He ordered a huge effort and today, RUSSIA is the #1 or #2 oil producer in the world.

    I remember back in the 1970s when the Peak Oil crew were bleating about how we were going to "run out of oil" within 10 years. They have to keep pushing that timeline back.

    Peak oil, like global warming, is a fiction invented by the left and reinforced by globalist corporations and a marxist media to engineer massive societal change with basic freedoms suffering eradication.

    Supply isn't the issue. THE OIL IS THERE. WE CAN DRILL OUR WAY OUT OF THIS MESS, but we lack the political will.

    Please don't raise the image of environmental catastrophe. The technology is there to make drilling far more safe and productive by way of horizontal drilling techniques so that platforms won't have to be moved too much.

    Then there is the SHALE OIL advances in technology. Shell Oil Co just completed a secret project in this area, releasing the results to the public recently. They created an experimental site just 40'x40' in size. Sinking three steel probes into the shale oil bed, the below ground area was heated to a temperature of over 600 degrees F. The result? The oil separated from the shale and was liquid enough to be pumped at a rate of approximately 600 barrels per day on that tiny footprint.

    In terms of Shale oil, the United States has 3 times the oil available to all of OPEC combined. The technology is there and the cost to produce is coming down, fast.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% in favor of alternative energy. I personally plan to get into the biodiesel business when I retire. Just for personal consumption. Biodiesel Kits - Biodiesel Processors - Making Biodiesel

    I also favor green construction: Green Home Building: Index

    MY personal dream home: Hurricane proof, disaster proof, Earth sheltered homes that are environmentally friendly.

    With a bit of whimsey: HiddenPassageway.com - Hidden Secret Passages, Hidden Doors, Safe Rooms, Secret Vault Doors

    I also favor alternative transportation: Aptera Motors

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    T. Boone Pickens is pushing an alternative energy agenda that will make him BILLIONS of $$$ (more).

    How do you explain the oil field discovered just a few years ago that covers most of the Gulf of Mexico? That field alone increased our reserves by over 75%!

    Of course the democrats won't let the drillers drill for their own nefarious reasons, but the oil is there. They said it would take ten years for the oil to reach the pumps, but they said that ten years ago and still they refuse to drill.

    There is even a shallow blister close to the panhandle of florida which could have oil on the way to the refineries (which haven't been built new since 1975) within 18 months.

    How do you explain the fact that even depleted oil fields from long ago are refilling? In the 1950's the former Soviet Union was considered a non oil producing country.

    Then Stalin saw a report on ultra deep oil drilling. He ordered a huge effort and today, RUSSIA is the #1 or #2 oil producer in the world.

    I remember back in the 1970s when the Peak Oil crew were bleating about how we were going to "run out of oil" within 10 years. They have to keep pushing that timeline back.

    Peak oil, like global warming, is a fiction invented by the left and reinforced by globalist corporations and a marxist media to engineer massive societal change with basic freedoms suffering eradication.

    Supply isn't the issue. THE OIL IS THERE. WE CAN DRILL OUR WAY OUT OF THIS MESS, but we lack the political will.

    Please don't raise the image of environmental catastrophe. The technology is there to make drilling far more safe and productive by way of horizontal drilling techniques so that platforms won't have to be moved too much.

    Then there is the SHALE OIL advances in technology. Shell Oil Co just completed a secret project in this area, releasing the results to the public recently. They created an experimental site just 40'x40' in size. Sinking three steel probes into the shale oil bed, the below ground area was heated to a temperature of over 600 degrees F. The result? The oil separated from the shale and was liquid enough to be pumped at a rate of approximately 600 barrels per day on that tiny footprint.

    In terms of Shale oil, the United States has 3 times the oil available to all of OPEC combined. The technology is there and the cost to produce is coming down, fast.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% in favor of alternative energy. I personally plan to get into the biodiesel business when I retire. Just for personal consumption. Biodiesel Kits - Biodiesel Processors - Making Biodiesel

    I also favor green construction: Green Home Building: Index

    MY personal dream home: Hurricane proof, disaster proof, Earth sheltered homes that are environmentally friendly.

    With a bit of whimsey: HiddenPassageway.com - Hidden Secret Passages, Hidden Doors, Safe Rooms, Secret Vault Doors

    I also favor alternative transportation: Aptera Motors

    Fly the Road

    Carver

    My personal favorite diesel vehicle and one I hope to purchase:

    Sportsmobile Custom Camper Vans - Sportsmobile Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Biodiesel works.
    ExSoldier and I are in complete agreement for maybe the first time.

    T. Boone Pickens reminds me of an old time medicine man, selling worthless junk to make a profit for himself. He is the ultimate mountebank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post

    BTW, you don't seriously think I am dumb enough to accept that the site you suggested I look at is in any way unbiased and accurate in its presentation. It only took a few seconds to see who it is behind it and the perspective it wishes to push.

    Oh, and the site you suggest as a reliable source on population is rather transparently promoting a far from unbiased viewpoint. One only need look quickly at their own description of who they are to figure that part out.
    Those two paragraphs are quite redundant.

    The fact is, Hopyard, that the population of Western countries is rapidly (and alarmingly) declining. If it were not for Muslim immigrants, the population of Europe would dwindle to nothing in a few generations. To advocate a reduction in population now is demographic suicide, plain and simple.

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    Wink Sorry about that....

    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    ExSoldier and I are in complete agreement for maybe the first time.
    Really? I wasn't aware that you'd ever disagreed with me. I do try to not be disagreeable. Sorry if I've ever given offense. Unless, of course, I was right..... lol
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